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All questions regarding use or purchase of tickets should be directed to Arthur F. 
Nicholson, Business Director, Summer Theater Guild, Indiana State Teachers College. 

Governing board for the Summer Theater is the Summer Theater Guild Advisory 
Committee consisting of four people elected by the patrons of the theater. These are 
Mrs. George Wolfenden, Edward Krisak, Cariyle Fee, and Mrs. Florence Sutton. 

Dr. Willis E. Pratt has selected Dr. Rhodes R. Stabley, head of the English speech 
department; Dr. Ralph E. Heiges, dean of instruction and director of summer sessions; 
Robert W. Ensley, director of dramatics; and Arthur F. Nicholson, director of public 
relations, to represent the college on the Advisory Committee. 

Robert W. Ensley will serve as drama director of the Summer Theater Guild. Paul 
E. Randall, director of the Temple University theater, will be guest drama director. 
Edward Langhans of the Yale University Graduate School of Dramatics, will be technical 
director and Arthur F. Nicholson will be director of business and information. 

In every way it could be measured the first Summer Theater Guild season was a real 
success. The general agreement was that the quality of the plays was good, the direction 
expert, the technical - sets, lighting, costumes, properties - excellent, the acting often 
approached the professional. 

High audience enthusiasm was in no small way responsible for the over-all success 
of the productions. ' 

Will you please indicate on the form below whether you wish us to mark you down 
for a patron's ticket or tickets or for a regular season ticket or tickets for the 1953 
season. No payment is needed now. We will accept this form as indication of your 
pledge to be a patron or to be a season ticket holder for the 1953 season. 

Sometime after the first of May we will send you your season or patron's ticket or 
tickets as you indicate on the form below. Will you please fill out the information 
below in full, tear off the form and return to Arthur F. Nicholson, Public Relations 
Office, State Teachers College, Indiana, Pennsylvania, at your earliest convenience. 
(Alumni units .interested in sponsoring a night at the theater as a money raising project, 
please contact Mr. Nicholson at the address above at the earliest possible time.) 



INDIANA SUMMER THEATER GUILD 

Season of Six Full-Length Plays 
July 1-August 8, 1953 



Patron's 

(Number) @ $10.00 a book 



Signature 

Street . 

Town 

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Regular Season 

(Number) @ $6.00 a book 



Student Season 

(Number) @ $4.00 a book 



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1953 



STATE TEACHERS COLLEGE 

INDIANA, PENNSYLVANIA 



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ALUMNI BULLETIN 

VOLUME 4 JUNE, 1953 NUMBER 3 



STATE TEACHERS COLLEGE 

INDIANA, PENNSYLVANIA 




Issued quarterly by the General Alumni Association 
of the State Teachers College at Indiana, Pennsylvania 



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SUMMER THEATER GUILD 

OPENS 

A Second Annual Summer Season 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 1953, 8:30 P. M. 

John S. Fisher Auditorium 
STATE TEACHERS COLLEGE, INDIANA, PENNSYLVANIA 

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SUMMER THEATER GUILD SEASON SCHEDULE 



Author 

Garson Kanin's 
Henrik Ibsen's 
Moss Hart and 

George S. Kaufman's 
Lawrence and Armina 

Langner's 
Eugene O'Neill's 



Samuel Spewack's 



Play Director 

Born Yesterday (comedy) Robert W. Ensley 

Enemy of the People (drama) Paul E. Randall 

George Washington Slept Here Robert W. Ensley 

(comedy) 

Pursuit of Happiness Paul E. Randall 

(an American comedy) 

Ah, Wilderness (comedy of Robert W. Ensley 

recollection) 

Two Blind Mice (comedy) Paul E. Randall 



Date 

July 1-4 
July 8-11 
July 15-18 

July 22-25 

July 29- 
August 1 
August 5-8 



Technical Director — Edward R. Langhans 
Business and Information Director — Arthur F. Nicholson 



Admission — $1.25 each at the box office 
Season Tickets — $10.00 for patron's 
$6.00 for regular season tickets. 
$4.00 for junior and senior high school 
and college students. Each book of six 
tickets is good for six admissions 
which may be used as the owner wishes 
at any play or plays. All seats may 
be reserved. 



For Reservations — 

Phone — 5-5521 
Summer Theater Guild Office, State 
Teachers College, Indiana, Pa. Daily ex- 
cept Sundays 1:00-3:00 p.m. from June 1- 
June 30. Starting July 1, Guild Office 
will be open daily from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 
p.m. and Wednesday through Saturadys 
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 



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Alumni Select Officers,Map Program 

Ethel L. Waddcll of Pittsburgli was elected president of the General Alumni Associ- 
ation of the State Teachers College at Indiana, Pennsylvania. 

Miss Waddell, for many years a teacher in the Pittsburgh public school, is a grad- 
uate of the class of 1905 from the Indiana State Teachers College. Now retired, she 
makes her home at 104 S. Euclid Avenue, Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania, and is a member of 
tlie Pittsburgh-North Boroughs Alumni L'nit. 

As president of the Indiana General Alumni Association, Miss Waddell will be the 
leader of approximately 16,000 graduates of her college. 

Mrs. Monis Straub of 523 liighland Avenue, Johnstown, a member of the class of 
1913. was chosen vice-president of the Indiana General Alumni Association. 

Betty A. Bush of South Warren Avenue, Apollo, a member of the class of 1944, 
w.is elected secretary and Mary L. Esch of Indiana was reappointed treasurer and execu- 
tive secretary. 

These officers were selected at a meeting of the General Alumni Association in 
Fisher Auditorium on the Indiana campus Saturday morning. May 23. The meeting was 
held in conjunction with tl-,e annual Alumni Day observance which is a part of the 
Commencement season program. 

Mrs. Ward Johnson of Indiana, chairman of the projects committee of the Indiana 
Alumni Association, reported at the meeting that the increase in dues to ,'-2.00 per year 
for membership in the Association had been fully approxed and will go into effect for 
the year beginning June 1, 1953. A letter inviting graduates to membership will be sent 
to the 16,000 Alumni no later than July, 1953. 

The projects committee chairman recommended the allocation of fl'iOO for a quart- 
erly bulletin for 1953, and recommended that additional money be allocated for the 
project of organ stops for the Moller Organ in Fisher Auditorium on the Indiana college 
campus. The executive committee and the General Alumni Association approved the 
recommendations of the projects committee. 

The executive committee of the Alumni Association unanimously approved a motion 
that the Indiana General Alumni Association authorize the awarding of a citation annual- 
ly to an individual for outstanding and meritorious service in the field of education and 
that this individual be selected by a committee established in the motion: the committee 
to consist of the president, vice-president, executive secretary of the Alumni Association, 
the president of the college, and a fifth member appointed by the college president. 

The Allegheny Valley Indiana Alumni Unit now being organized in the New Kens- 
ington area has indicated that the Unit will sponsor a night at the Summer Theater 



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Guild's performance of George Washington Slept Here to be given July 17 in Fisher 
Auditorium, Indiana. 

In addition the Kiski Valley Alumni Unit will sponsor the July 18 performance 
of the same play. Other Alumni Units have indicated that they are making plans to 
sponsor attendance at Indiana's Summer Theater Guild. 

Seniors of the graduating class of 1953 were admitted to the Alumni Association 
in the traditional ceremony. Mrs. Ward Johnson, past president of the Association pre- 
sented the seniors to the Association. Among those seniors was Mrs. Johnson's son 
David. 

At the annual Alumni Luncheon held in the college dining room. Dean Paul L. 
Salsgiver of the School of Business, Simmons College, Massachusetts, spoke on the sub- 
ject "Twenty-Five Years of Teaching." 

Representatives of the reunion classes of 1883, 1888. 1893, 1898, 1903, 1913, 1923, 
1928, 1933, and 1943 furnished additional entertainment at the Alumni Luncheon in the 
form of recollections of college experiences. 

During the afternoon the various alumni reunion classes held class meetings and 
reunions on the college campus and in the Indiana community. 

Alumni Day festivities were concluded in the evening with a reception for Alumni, 
senior and guests given by Dr. and Mrs. Willis E. Pratt in the president's apartment, 
John Sutton Hall. There was also an Alumni dance and bridge in the Student Union 
and Reception Lounge. 

Dr. Clifford E. Barbor, president of the Western Theological Seminary, addressed 
nearly 400 Indiana graduates at the baccalaureate service in John S. Fisher Auditorium 
at 4:00 p.m., Sunday, May 24. His subject was "Beyond Your Best." 

The College Symphony Orchestra with Lawrence Stitt as conductor gave the annual 
Commencement Concert at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, May 24, in Fisher Auditorium. 

Agnes Sligh Turnbull, noted American novelist and writer, delivered the Commence- 
ment address to the graduating seniors, May 25, at 10:30 a.m. in Fisher Auditorium. 
Dr. TurnbuU's subject was "The Book and the Life." 

The Commencement Season activities were concluded Monday, May 25 with the 
Commencement dinner at 12:30 p.m. in the college dining room. 



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Fifty Year Class Reports Reunion 

Sixteen members, or 67 percent of the class of 1903, now living, met for their 
fiftieth anniversary. Saturday, May 2 3, 1953. They, with three husbands, one daughter- 
in-law. and a niece, made twenty-one at the Alumni dinner. Laura Dickie Nix's daughter- 
in-law proved most valuable as she led the class in its class yell and song — which was 
very favorably received, if the applause was any indication! 

The afternoon was spent in telling stories and relating experiences of the last half 
century, as well as reminiscing about the good old school days at ISNS. One of the 
naught three's is still active in the school-room; two since their retirement are doing 
Library work: the many grandmothers are baby-sitters, who proudly displayed pictures 
of their grandchildren. 

The class contributed one hundred forty dollars to the Wilson Hall Library Fund. 

The fellowship and fun continued when the class dined at the Outside Inn on Satur- 
day evening. 

Those who remained for Commencement spent Sunday evening with Madge Cameron 
at her home on Chestnut Street — a pleasant ending to a most enjoyable reunion. 

The class were impressed by the friendliness, the gracious hospitality and the many 
courtesies extended to them during their visit. They congratulate the college on the 
expansion program as shown by the new buildings, and wish it continued progress. 

Members of the class present were: 

Anna Barr Pinkerton, Opal Berthel, Elizabeth Best Knight, Madge Cameron, Maude 
Cameron Stewart. 

Mary L. Conlin, Daisy Culp. Bess Cunningham Chapman, Laura Dickie Nix, Martha 
Martin Reed. 

Nelle Maxwell, Olive McCleary, Lois McElwain, Isa Ryan Leopold. Viola Simpson, 
and Edna Heck. 

Respectfully submitted. 
Isa Ryan Leopold 

Members of the reunion classes for 1953 at Indiana have thus far contributed a total 
of Si 500 for the renovation and furnishing the Instructional Materials Room in Wilson 
Hall Library at the college. The contributions have come from members of the classes 
of 1883. 1888, 1893, 1898, 1903, 1913. 1923, 1928, 1933, and 1943. 



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Dean Salsgiver Urges Re-Evaluation 

Editorial Note: The following address was given by Dean Paul L. Salsgiver of the 
Simmons College School of Business and an ISTC 1928 graduate at the Alumni Day 
Luncheon, May 23, 1953, at the College in Indiana. 

When Dr. Pratt invited me to speak to the Indiana / lumni Association meeting 
he reminded me that it has been twenty-five years since I graduated from the college. 
When I accepted the invitation I knew that it would give both my wife and me a grand 
opportunity to renew old friendships and recall many enjoyable times which we had 
together as students. But some time later when I was asked to submit the title of my 
talk, I began to recognize that it was not an occasion that I could take in my usual 
stride. After thinking about a subject, it occurred to me the last twenty-five years have 
witnessed significant changes in our social, political, and economic life which would be 
worth recalling. 

When I entered the teaching profession twenty-five years ago it was then a peaceful 
world. The country was prosperous; there seemed to be no limit to the growth and 
expansion of America's wealth and resources. I did not have to worry about whether 
I should be drafted for two years' service in the armed forces. I could look forward 
to the future in the belief that I would have the opportunity to make plans with confi- 
dence in the stability of our world. But it is far different today. Nearly all of the 
present graduating class no doubt were born and spent their childhood years in the 
period of the great economic depression and World War II. Following World War II 
was a period of readjustment to a peace that has yet to come. Now we are informed 
that if World War III is not precipitated suddenly, the best we have to look forward 
to is an indefinite period of tension, fear, and endless spending for defense. 

It is against this background that we, as teachers, must inspire students with faith, 
hope, and confidence in the future. Of course it is easy to become so concerned about 
present international affairs that we may be in danger of losing our faith in life, liberty, 
and the pursuit of happiness. During every generation of our relatively short period as 
a nation, people living in that generation have had their own personal dangers and 
national crises to face. No doubt the dangers they faced seemed more hazardous than 
any of previous generations. It is only human to believe that ours is the generation at 
the crossroads of history. Yet in the perspective of history it is conceivable that we may 
expect the world to be a better place in which to live than it is now. Most of us must 
continue to live normal lives and hold fast to the ideals and value that have proven 
to be fundamental to human progress. This must be especially true of teachers, since 
they are involved in shaping the attitudes, intellectual curiosity, and purposes of youth. 

Among the list of significant changes in the past twenty-five years one could list the 
following: 

1. The development of the television industry. 

2. The invention of electronic computing and recording machines. 

3. The almost complete human mastery of the factors of time and space. 

4. The discovery and utilization of atomic energy. 

5. The sharp increase in the ratio of our population belonging to service and 
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6. The increasing proportion of our population living beyond age sixty-five. 

"7. The rise in the national debt from about 25 billion to 264 billion dollars. 

8. The establishment of the principle that employees have the right to organize to 
bargain collectively with employers over wages, hours and working conditions. 

All of these chnnges have made a tremendous impact upon our society. The develop- 
ment (if t! e television industry has enriched our economic resources, enlarged job op- 
portunities, and introduced nev/ tecl niques for education, entertainment, and the dis- 
semination of information Ti e invention of electronic computing machines may intro- 
duce a new type of industrial re olution — t! e substitution of machines for man's mind. 
Man's greater control over the factors of time rnd space practically makes distance or 
gcogr-phic location no ion-er p. defense for isolationism. Tl e development of atomic 
ener-fy rr-vlutioni^es '-;^r nn 1 fo'-ecasts nev ^onde "s for the future in li'.ing comforts 
and c n- enfences. The inc-ease -n the proport'on of our population belonging to service 
and dependent groups, the rise -n the proportion of people living beyond the age of 
sixty-five, the large national debt, and the establishment of the right of employees to 
engage incollective bargaining all have changed the entire character of our economic 
order. These changes need to be understood by educators as they affect our educational 
curriculum. Above all, teachers themselves need to be better informed about economic 
matters. 

The net result of these changes upon our economic life has been the development 
of two conflicting philosophies of economic policy which are inextricably tied up with 
political programs. Roughly speaking our people are divided into two groups in their 
thinking about economic policies. On the one hand hand we have those who advocate 
a maximum of individual freedom and enterprise. On the other are those who believe 
that our problems are best solved through a maximum of government planning, although 
such planning may result in individual loss of freedom. 

Perhaps the emergence of the government planning philosophy may be explained 
by the consuming desire of the average citizen for economic security. Business enter- 
prise operating in a competitive economy provides us with many attractive goods and 
services; advertisers stimulate our interest in spending for those goods and services to 
the point where the desire for material comforts and conveniences becomes the all- 
powerful motivating influence in our lives. This desire of people to have more of the 
world's goods and services has, it appears, helped to weaken the moral fiber of a large 
part of our population. It has given politicians an excellent campaign issue for they 
have been able to sell themselves and their programs by promising more things to more 
people, presumably at lower cost. I do not need to give this audience any illustrations 
of that kind, but I am sure you must have many of them in mind. The consequences 
of the acceptance of this philosophy of getting "something for nothing" have been to 
encourage youth to believe that everyone is entitled to a guarantee of economic security 
either from business or the government. Today far too many of our young people view 
the future from the standpoint that, regardless of their own productive efforts, their 
wants somehow will be provided. Furthermore, more than a few adults have subscribed 
to the philosophy of "get it while you can." There is no doubt these examples have 
had their effect upon the attitudes of young people. 

As educators we cannot ignore the roots of this philosophy as it is implanted in 
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"something for nothing" philosophy must be exploded for the myth that it is. No 
promises, beguiling phrases, nor intellectual day dreams can supplant the most effective 
incentive in history; namely the desire to achieve superiority in one's work, based on 
the recognition that society does offer rewards commensurate with the efforts expended 
and the achievement attained. To say it in other words, to have is to produce. America 
has arrived at it place of world leadership today because most of its citizens know it as 
a land of opportunity where one's individual efforts are rewarded proportionately to 
one's productive capacity. A vital educational problem today is to re-establish in the 
minds of youth the significance of this incentive for effort. 

Of course planning per se is not bad. Everyone should plan his own financial affairs. 
Every business, school, college, or other organization must have a purpose and plan 
to achieve that purpose or invite failure. But our danger lies in assuming that someone 
else should do all the planning for economic security. To turn the planning job over 
to some group of politicians is to sacrifice both economic and personal freedom. We 
must not pass over to others our personal responsibilities in economic matters any more 
than we would do in other areas of living in a democratic society. To do so is to invite 
a collectivist economy. Free economy differs from a collectivist economy in one major 
aspect. A free economy is based upon voluntary co-operation and free choice. Collecti- 
vist economy depends upon central control, discipline from the center, policemen, 
soldiers, spies, and teamwork is involuntary, choices are not free, and each individual 
must fit into the master plan. 

How then shall citizens become more intelligent about economic affairs? It is only 
natural that as a teacher I should recommend that more attention should be given edu- 
cation for economic citizenship. In this matter there are two fundamental attitudes to 
be developed: 

1. Each person should understand that often actions, apparently sound at the time 
they are undertaken, may have disastrous ultimate effects. For example, heavy 
taxation burdens on corporations may dry up investment capital. Or employees 
may oppose the introduction of labor-saving machines for fear of loss of jobs. 

2. Each person should understand that often actions which benefit an individual 
ultimately may have the opposite effect for society as a whole. For example, 
organized labor in one industry may strike for higher wages or other costly 
benefits without a compensating increase in productivity which in the long run 
may reduce benefits for other groups or eventually result individual financial loss. 

When individuals begin to understand these fundamental facts about economic affairs 
perhaps we shall continue to have a free society. 

In conclusion, we should not forget that our students of today will be the adult 
wage earners of tomorrow. As members of the labor force they will be subjected to 
propaganda containing falsifications, concealments, and misrepresentations of facts. They 
will hear the vices of a free economy exaggerated and its virtues deplored. They will be 
told that all human ills and economic insecurity spring from injustice and that only 
through government planning and control can the unfortunate be made happy. Our is 
the task, therefore, of educating youth to become competent business employees and 
responsible citizens in a society about which they understand at least the most important 
economic facts. 



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Indiana Faculty Changes Made 

Ralph Cordier To Head Social Sludles Department 

Dr. Ralph W .Cordier, noted American historian and author, has been appointed 
chairman of the social studies faculty at the college, according to Dr. Willis E. Pratt, 
president. 

Dr. Cordier's appointment is effective September 1, 1953. He will succeed Dean 
Walter M. Whitmyre, who has been chairman of the social studies department at Indiana 
State Teachers College for nearly 35 years. 

Dean Whitmyre continues to serve the college as dean of men, director of Whitmyre 
Hall, and a member of the social studies faculty. 

Since the completion of Whitmyre Hall, Dean Whitmyre's duties as dean of men 
have become more extensive and make increased demands upon his time in the admini- 
stration of the affairs of Whitmyre Hall which houses more than 200 men students. The 
dean of men also supervises approximately 14 fraternity houses for men on campus. 

Dr. Cordier, the senior editor of the Rand McNally Social Studies series, in the 
past eight years has co-authored a series of eight histories in this series. In addition he 
has written more than 30 articles for education and historical journals. 

During the 1951-52 college year Dr. Cordier was on leave of absence on a fellow- 
ship from the Ford Foundation during which time he studied in this country and abroad 
and visited extensively in western Europe. 

Professionally Dr. Cordier is active in the National Council for the Social Studies 
and holds a number of chairmanships in various historical and educational organizations. 
He has been a member of the social studies faculty at Indiana State Teachers College 
for the past five years. 

Prior to coming to Indiana State Teachers College he taught for one year at Slippery 
Rock State Teachers College, ten years at Clarion State Teachers College, two years as 
a supervisory teacher at Charleston (Illinois) State Teachers College and for nine years 
as a teacher of history in Canton and Columbus, Ohio, high schools. 

Dr. Cordier received his A.B. degree from Manchester (Indian?) College. He re- 
ceived his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Ohio State LIniversity. In addition he has done 
post-doctoral work at Columbia University and the University of London, England. He 
has taught in summer sessions at Manchester College, Ohio State University, Louisiana 
State LIniversity and the University of Minnesota. 

Ka+hryn OToole and Lola Beelar Retire Fronn Faculty 

Two members of the faculty of the College, Miss Kathryn O'Toole and Miss Lola 
Beelar, retired June 1, 1953. 

Miss Kathryn O'Toole has been a member of the Keith School supervisory staff for 



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the past 25 years. She received her bachelor of science degree from Iowa State Teachers 
College and her master of arts from Columbia University. 

She has been a supervisory teacher in mathematics and Latin at Keith School. Prior 
to coming to Indiana, Miss O'Toole taught for eight years in Independence, Iowa. la 
all she has given 33 years service to public education. 

Miss Lola Beelar has been a member of the staff of the college music department 
for the past 22 years. She has been employed jointly by the Indiana Borough School 
District and the Indiana State Teachers College. 

Miss Beelar received her bachelor of science degree from Columbia University and 
her master of arts degree from the L'niversity of Pittsburgh, and a second MA from 
Columbia University. 

Prior to coming to Indiana 28 years ago as a teacher in the public schools in this 
community, Miss Beelar taught for 9 years in the state of Indiana. Her career in edu- 
cation has extended over a period of 37 years. 

Both teachers have traveled extensively in the LT.S. and Canada and are members 
of the National Education Association and other professional organizations. 

Both Miss Beelar and Miss O'Toole were honored at the 1953 Commencement 
Dinner and were presented with farewell gifts from the Faculty Association. 

Isenberg Substitutes for Zeitler on Leave of Absence 

David R. Isenberg has been employed as an instructor in the science department 
for the academic year 1953-54. 

Mr. Isenberg has been employed as a teacher of chemistry in the Dayton (Pa.) public 
schools. 

He is a graduate of the Indiana State Teachers College v/ith class of 1948 where 
he received his B.S. in Ed. degree. In addition he has taken graduate work at the Llni- 
versity of Pittsburgh. 

Isenberg will substitute for Vernon Zeitler, a regular member of the college faculty 
for the past six years. 

Zeitler has been granted a leave of absence for one year in order to permit him to 
pursue work for his doctor's degree at Western Reserve University. 

Zeitler received his B.S. in Ed. degree from the State Teachers College, Indiana,. 
Pennsylvania, in 1939 and his M.Litt. degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He has 
taken additional graduate work at the University of Colorado, Pennsylvania State College 
and Western Reserve University. 

Prior to coming to Indiana State Teachers College, Zeitler taught for two years 
in the Robinson Township public schools and for two years in the Tyrone High School. 

Stephens College Prof. Employed As Indiana Historian 

Dr. Raymond L. Lee has been employed as a member of the social studies faculty 

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at Indiana, according to Dr. Willis E. Pratt, president of the college. 

Dr. Lee. at present a member of the history faculty at Stephens College in Missouri 
where lie has been teaching for the past seven years, will assume his new duties at Indiana 
State Teachers College on September I, 1953. 

Prior to his service at Stephens College, Dr. Lee taught for one year at the Uni- 
versity of Michigan, for three years in the Fenton (Michigan) High School, for one year 
in tlie Laboratory School at Michigan State Normal College and for three years in rural 
schools in the state of Michigan. 

He has also taught during summer sessions at the Whitewater (Wisconsin) State 
Teachers College and the University of Missouri. 

A native of Columbia. Missouri, Dr. Lee, age 41, is married and has tiiree ciiiidren. 
He received his A.B. degree from Michigan State Normal College in 1937, his M.A. 
degree in history from the University of Michigan. Following some graduate work at 
the L-niversity of Mexico, Dr. Lee obtained his Ph.D. degree in history from the Uni- 
versity of Michigan. 

Dr. Lee is an addition to the social studies staff at Indiana State Teachers College. 
The revision of the curriculum of the college two years ago, Dr. Pratt explained, has 
made it necessary to increase the number of faculty members .in the social studies depart- 
ment. 

Trevor Hadley Appointed Director of Research 

President Willis E. Pratt has appointed Dr. S. Trevor Hadley, class of 1937 and 
member of the education faculty, to be director of research at the college. The responsi- 
bilities of this office will provide for the initiation of research projects with members 
of the stafif and advanced students, reporting research projects which are carried on and 
stimulating research in the college, in Keith School and in the schools of the area. 

Tabulation Made of Indiana Faculty Writing 

A study recently made of the writing of members of the Indiana faculty reveals that 
37 staff members have published a total of more than 300 articles and books during their 
professional careers for a record comparable to most institutions of this kind. 

One of the evidences which accrediting associations accept as an indication of 
scholarly preparation of staff members is found in the summary of published materials 
by staff members. 

The State Teachers College, Indiana, Pennsylvania, is accreditated both by the 
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education and by the Middle States Asso- 
ciation of Colleges and Secondary Schools. 

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Loan Funds, Scholarships, 
Certification Reports 

The Jane E. Leonard Memorial Loan Fund at the College now contains $26,421.34 
as of May 1, 1953, according to a report by Miss Mary L. Esch, treasurer of the Fund. 

The Leonard Loan Fund was established a number of years ago and has been built 
up largely through the -"ork of the faculty and alumni. The Fund has for its purpose 
the making of loans to students attending Indiana State Teachers College. 

As of May 1, 1953, the found contains $14,527.50 in loans and $11,893.84 in cash, 
Miss Esch states. 

During the year from May 1. 1952 to May 1, 1953 the loan committee approved 
loans to 48 persons for a total of $9324. Net gain for the fund during the year was 
$533.56, most of which was returned by interest on loans. 

The governing board in charge of granting loans from the Leonard Loan Fund con- 
sists of the dean of instruction, the dean of men. the dean of v/omen, a m.ember of the 
faculty and an alumni member. 

The plan in operation provides for a granting of loans to sophomores, juniors, and 
senior with interest at two percent payable at maturity of the loan. Not more than $100 
will be loaned to a sophomore during a semester, and the maximum sum loaned any one 
student will not exceed $400. 

In addition to the Leonard Loan Fund the college has available the Men's Varsity 
I Loan Fund which has been built up by this men's group as a loan fund for members 
of varsity athletic team in good standing. Members may borrow not more that $150 
per year. Loans are made for a reasonable period of time and are interest free for the 
first year. Thereafter the interest rate is two percent per annum. 



The Corinne Menk Wahr Scholarship Fund at Indiana contains more than $150,000. 
The Scholarship Fund was established through the generosity of the late Corinne Menk. 
Wahr of the class of 1916. 

Of the monies in the Fund, $71,500 is held in government bonds of various issues 
and in 2208 shares of Mesta Machine Company common stock valued at $75,000. There 
is in addition on hand a cash balance of $11,276.59 in the operating account of which 
$5516, 59 is in a checking account and $5760.00 which is in a savings account. 

In the past four years the Scholarship Fund has disbursed scholarships in the amount 
of $20,625.00. At the present time scholarships ranging in amounts from $100 to $150 

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per year for four years arc held by 62 students. The figures given for this scholarship 
fund are as of April 7, 1953. 



Four atlditional Syntron Foundation Scholarships will be awarded to students to 
attend Indiana State Teachers College for the 1953-54 college term. These four Scholar- 
ships are in addition to four which were awarded by the Syntron Foundation for the 
1952-53 college term. 

Total value of each Scholarship is $800 at the rate of $200 per year for four years. 
In brief at the start of the 1953-54 college term at Indiana there will be eight students 
who have Syntron Scholarships each amounting to $200 per year. 



The figures for certification of teachers during the last year has just been released. 
Indiana students receiving College Provisional Certificates numbered 362. Only three 
institutions exceeded this number, Penn State, Temple, and West Chester. The latter 
topped Indiana by two. As far as men receivin,<^ certificates, West Chester alone was 
ahead. 

In Home Economics Indiana led the field. In Music and Business Indiana stands 
second. The elementary education graduates were almost a hundred. 



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Teaching and the Better Student 

RALPH E. HEIGES 

Dean of Instruction 

State Teachers College, Indiana, Pa. 

*Previously published in The Pennsylvania State Journal May, 1953 

As I travel over the state and talk to people about teaching I feel many people have 
a disdain for the teaching profession. Frequently there is an open expression against 
salary, conditions of work, extra duties and so forth. One particular area of doubt about 
the profession is expressed something like this, "You people preparing teachers take 
everyone into college and graduate all of them". 

If the implication of lack of selection is true then something should be done and 
quickly. There are many evidences of growth and improvement in teacher education 
throughout the country and if such is not the case in Pennsylvania then we in the colleges 
need prodding. 

Fundamentally, the profession can be improved in the long run only by having the 
profession get its full share of the best high school students. Therefore, it seems that 
unless the public school teachers, counselors and administrators are enthusiastic about 
the work we can scarcely expect the 17 year old to enter upon teaching. Once he enters 
college, the responsibility rests there. 

Among many people I find the conception that the best high school students avoid 
being teachers. Now I cannot say what our share should be. And I do not know the 
fact for the colleges of the state as a whole. Here is merely a statement of the experience 
at one college but I believe it is duplicated elsewhere in the state. 

A rather complete survey was made of the group of 516 students who entered the 
Indiana State Teachers College in September 1949. Some have already graduated through 
acceleration. It is presumed that all those in college in March 1953 will be graduated 
in May or in the summer of 1953. It should be noted that the college operates under 
admission standards established by the Board of President of the State Teachers Colleges. 
Conditions of health, character, personality and scholarship are filed with the college. 
The scholarship requirement may be summarized as graduation in the upper half of the 
high school class or the passing of a scholastic aptitude test with a score equal to the 
median of a high school senior. 

A committee on admissions and professional standards supervises the admissions 
and governs the continuance of students at Indiana. At the end of the sophomore year 
each student applies for Junior Standing* and the committee makes a complete and 

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formal check of each application. Areas of academic scholarship, English, health, speech, 
personality and achievement tests in English, general culture and contemporary affairs 
are considered. A fifth semester may be allowed to clear deficiencies in the above re* 
quirements. We at Indiana think the standards are fair and are in the interests of the 
student and of a growing profession. 

*For a complete statement on this process see the autlior's article in the Journal of Teach- 
er Education for March 19^' "Continuous Selection of Students for the Profession at 
One State Teachers College". 

nOES TEACHING APPEAL TO THE GOOD STUDENT IN HIGH SCHOOL? 

The response must be affirmative. Our survey (Table 1) showed that 53% of the 
1949 freshmen were from the upper quarter of the high school class. One out of every 
three of those 271 fine students stood one, two, three, four or five in his high school 
class. Twenty-six percent (26%) were in the second quarter, leaving only 21% in the 
lower half. Note (3) that only 7% came from the fourth quarter and remember that 
these were screened through an entrance test. Thus it is evident that top high school 
students are preparing for teaching. 



TABLE 1 

STUDENTS BY HIGH SCHOOL RANK 
SHOWING NUMBER AND PERCENT GRADUATED 



Rank in 
H. S. Class 

1st Quarter 
2nd Quarter 
3rd Quarter 
4th Quarter 

Total 



No. of 


% in 


No. of 


% 


Students 


Quarter 


GracJs. 


Grad. 


271 


53 


170 


63 


134 


26 


85 


63 


73 


14 


29 


40 


38 


7 


10 


26 



516 



100 



?94 



57 



1st & 2nd Quarter 
3rd & 4th Quarter 

Total 



405 
111 



516 



79 

21 



100 



255 
39 

294 



63 

35 



57 



DOES HIGH SCHOOL RANK APPEAR TO DETERMINE SUCCESS IN COLLEGE.? 

Apparently nothing succeeds like success. Here we find that 63% of those in each 



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of the two upper quarters (170 and 85 students) were graduated. Graduates of the third 
and fourth high school quarters fell by the way in greater proportions — 29 students 
(407r) from the third quarter and only 10 students (26%) from the fourth quarter were 
graduated. The selection process is continuous and demanding. 

WHAT IS THE EFFECT OF HIGH SCHOOL ON SUCCESS IN TEACHER 
EDUCATION? 

A tabulation (Table 2) was made of the students according to the size of the high 
school graduating class. Surprisingly enough, this shows 313 of the Indiana students 
(60%) were from school graduating over 100. The size of the class, it was revealed, 
however, had little effect in predicting college success. If anything, there is a slight edge 
for the large high school. Perhaps this is a good omen in view of the jointures which 
are now producing the larger administrative units. ■% 

TABLE 2 

STUDENTS BY SIZE OF HIGH SCHOOL CLASS 
SHOWING NUMBER AND PERCENT GRADUATING 

Size of Class No. of Students No. of Grads. % Grad. 

Over 200 184 105 57 

101-200 129 81 61 

51-100 125 (>(> . 53 

1-50 78 42 54 



Totals 516 294 57 

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE 222 STUDENTS WHO WITHDREW? 

The mortality among college students comes early. Of the 222 who withdrew, l43 
(64%) were gone at the beginning of the sophomore year. And at the end of the sopho- 
more year the process was practically completed. The Junior Standing application prob- 
ably hastened this trend. We cannot be certain what happened to all the 222 persons. 
However, our records show trends. Reasons beyond the student's control — health, 
finances, home problems and the draft accounted for 19% of the withdrawals. Marriage 
accounted for 11%. Thirty-five person (16%) — one out of every six who withdrew — 
left Indiana for other training, mostly due to a change in objective. The reason for 
withdrawal could not be discovered in 11% of the cases. 

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The largest single group withdrew for scholastic reasons or lack of qualifications 
for Junior Standing. This includes deficiencies of speech, personality and similar ob- 
stacles to becoming a good teacher. Ninety-seven students or 43% of those leaving, 
fall in this category. This is part of the screening process and I hope we at Indiana 
helped at least some of these people to find a goal in life more suitable than teaching. 

IN SUMMARY 

Whether or not the results at Indiana are typical of teacher education in general 
I am unprepared to say. It is encouraging, however, to have the knowledge that capable 
young people are entering the profession. If high school standing means anything, then 
we find approximately four-fifths of the students come from the upper half. And at the 
end of four years about 87% of the graduates from Indiana are from this group. Al- 
though only 5"^% of those entering graduated, this percentage could easily be raised if 
the students attending were still better. Remember less than 35% of those from the 
lower half stayed to the end. 

Thus we see the selective process for the teaching profession in operation. Other 
institutions in the Commonwealth in addition to Indiana are striving to prepare more 
and better teachers. Confident that a job is being done, teacher education colleges ask 
that the best possible students be sent to them. The colleges will exercise their responsi- 
bilities I am sure. 



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Improvements Underway on 

Campus 



Indl 



lana 



Alumni Bullitin News 

Before the next issue of the Alumni 
Bulletin which is scheduled for publi- 
cation in September, 1953, Miss Ethel L. 
Waddell, the new president of the Gen- 
eral Alumni Association, will appoint a 
committee to work with the editor of 
the bulletin in sorting out news relative 
to the activities of Alumni members for 
inclusion in the publication. 

This committee to be appointed by 
President Waddell will prepare the ma- 
terial and turn it over to the editor for 
final treatment. 

In the meantime members of the 
Alumni Association who have news items 
which they would like to have included 
in the bulletin should send these to Miss 
Mary L. Esch at the college in Indiana 
who will keep them for the committee 
to work on as soon as they are appointed. 



The flour of reception lounge in John 
Sutton Hall has been replaced with 
asphalt tile and the lounge has been re- 
painted, according to a report from Dr. 
Willis E. Pratt, president. 

This room is used as a co-educational 
lounge and its renovation presents a more 
attractive student parlor. Work is now 
in progress in the replacement of floor- 
ing in all halls in John Sutton Hall with 
asphalt tile. 

These floors have been in very poor 
condition and have been difficult to main- 
tain because of the great amount of usage 
they have. It is expected that the floor- 



ing of the first floor of John Sutton Hall 
be completed in June. 



Classrooms in John A. H. Keith 
School, State Teachers College, Indiana, 
Pennsylvania, have a new look, accord- 
ing to John E. Davis, director of teacher 
training and placement and director of 
the school. 

All of the 26 rooms in the John A. H. 
Keith School have now been repainted. 
Work is continuing on the repainting of 
the halls, offices and the gymnasium. 
This work should be completed by the 
middle of June, 1953. 

Keith School is maintained by the In- 
diana State Teachers College as a labora- 
tory for the training of teachers and for 
the purpose of providing students in the 
college with an opportunity to observe 
teaching techniques. 

Approximately 400 students from Indi- 
ana and White Township are enrolled in 
the Keith School grades from kinder- 
garten to tenth. 



All the shrubbery and trees on the 
campus at Indiana have been trimmed 
this spring and a large number of flow- 
ers which have been grown during the 
winter have been replanted in the vari- 
ous beds throughout the campus. 

These shrubs, trees and flowers on 
the Indiana State Teachers College camp- 
us make one of the most complete and 
impressive beauty scenes in the state. 



New portable bleachers will be pro- 



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vided for Waller Gymnasium before the 
next basketball season. 

The finance committee of the Student 
Cooperative Association has approved the 
expenditure of $6,925 for the purchase 
of portable bleachers for Waller Gym- 
nasium to replace those now in use. 

The new bleachers will boost the seat- 
ing capacity by 200 and provide seating 
for approximately 900 to 1000 fans. 



Construction of women's lounges in 
John Sutton Hall has now been com- 
pleted. These new lounges occupy the 
area formerly known as the John Sutton 
Kail Auditorium and for many years 
used by the college for the production 
of plays and chapel sessions. 

On the second floor of old John Sutton 
Hall Aunditorium will be found a wom- 
en's lounge where there are davenports, 
bridge tables and chairs. In the corner 
of this room there has been constructed 
a kitchen for use by the women students 
in preparing snacks. 

There is also located in this area a 
large television room which will seat 
approximately 150 students and to the 
rear of this is an informal lounge room 
which accommodates approximately 60 
students. 

On the third floor from the old 
balcony area there have been constructed 
two rooms — one for sewing and one 
for typing. 

The old John Sutton Hall Auditorium 
will be remembered by many persons as- 
sociated with Indiana State Teachers Col- 
lege in the past as the scene of the pre- 
sentation of many Leonard Literary 
Society events and college plays. The 
reconstruction of this area into a wom- 
en's lounge area is a part of a long 
range program to completely transform 



John Sutton Hail into a dormitory for 
women. 

John Sutton Hall still contains the ad- 
ministrative offices of the college. Itr is 
planned however, in the future to move 
these offices to Clark Hail and eventually 
to move the music department from the 
second floor of Thomas Sutton Hall to 
the Elkin Hall. 

When all the moves are accomplished 
sometime during the next two years than 
John Sutton Hall will be completely a 
dormitory for women with the exception 
of the dining room which will be re- 
tained as it is presently. 



Installation of approximately Si 5,000 
worth of new equipment for the laundry 
at the college will be completed this sum- 
mer. This new equipment will make the 
laundry completely modernized and will 
replace old and worn out machines some 
of which have been in use for 50 years 
and have been unsatisfactory and in- 
efficient. 

The new items which will be installed 
in the laundry will include three washers 
of various sizes, one air compressor, one 
small and one large extractor and one 
shirt unit. 

An additional amount of S5000 is 
available for the purchase of other ma- 
terials and for the installation of the 
water sewer and electric wiring necessary 
for the operation of the new equipment. 



A project to repaint all the wood and 
iron work at the college is now under- 
way. 

Before the close of the summer of 1953 
it is planned to also paint the exterior 
of Wilson Hall Library and exterior of 
McElhaney Arts Building. 



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The roof on Fisher Auditorium has 
now been repaired under a contract with 
the A. C. Smith Company at a cost of 
$5,770. The slate was all removed from 
the lower third of the roof on all sides 
of the building. New cooper flashing 
was installed and the old slate replaced. 

For several years during extremely wet 
weather this defective roof allowed the 
water to come into the inside of the 
Auditorium. On one occasion the Moller 
Organ in the Auditorium was damaged 
to the extent of several thousands of 
dollars. The repairs to the Organ were 
made possible through an allocation of 
the state insurance fund. 



New furniture to replace worn out 
furniture in 25 rooms in John Sutton 
Hall. State Teachers College, Indiana, 
Pennsylvania, has been received from 
Prison Industries of the Commonwealth 
of Pennsylvania and has been installed. 

This makes a total of 50 rooms in this 
building which have been furnished in 
the present academic year. 



Typical of many events held through- 
out the year on the campus at Indiana 
which are attended by out-side profes- 
sional and community groups was the 
conference of the western division of 
Pennsylvania Business Educators on April 
18, 1953. Several hundred teachers, stu- 
dents and business people from the west- 
ern section of the state attended this in- 
teresting all day conference. 

A highlight of the conference was the 
awarding of a citation to G. G. Hill, head 
of the business education department at 
Indiana State Teachers College for over 
35 years, for his outstanding services to 
business education in the Commonwealth. 



Many other conference and group 
meetings bringing people from all com- 
munities in the area are held on the 
Indiana campus. Since March 1, 1953, the 
following such meetings have been held: 

Spiritual Enrichment Week, March 1-4; 
Merchandise Fair, March 18-19; Red 
Cross Bloodmobile, March 24-25; County 
and District Superintendents Meeting. 
March 26. 

Science Fair, March 28: Home Eco- 
nomics High School Day, April 18; 25tb 
Anniversary of Four Sororities, April 21; 
Conference of Cooperative Supervisors,. 
April 16. 

Indiana Alumni Unit Dinner, April 22; 
ROTS Inspection Team, April 22; Central 
Western Convention District Dinner, 
April 27; Visit of Brigadier General 
Thornton, April 28. 

Tenth Annual Cooperative Art Exhi- 
bition, April 10-May 26; Annual Swing- 
Out Program, May 1-2; ROTC Inspection, 
May 4; Commencement Season Program,. 
May 22-25. 

In the light of the fact that the Merch- 
andise Fair brought in 10,000 visitors 
and the Swing-Out ceremonies 6,000 ad- 
missions, it is estimated that this entire 
program of meetings brought in more 
than 25,000 visitors to the campus dur- 
ing the period March 1 to May 26, 1953- 



The Pennsylvania Congress of Parents, 
and Teachers plans to hold a summer 
school for PTA officials in the western 
half of Pennsylvania at the State Teach- 
ers College, Indiana, Pennsylvania, dur- 
ing the period July 12-17, 1953, inclusive.. 

Members of the PTA conference will 
be housed in Whitmyre Hall and will 
have their meals in the college dining 
room. 



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CLissrooms and recreational facilities 
of the college are to be made avaihible 
to the PTA summer schooL 

Other groups wishing to hold confer- 
ences on the campus of Indiana State 
Teachers College during the summer may 
do so by making proper arrangements 
with the college administration. 



Students of the college through their 
Campus Chest Fund established by the 
college Student Council have distributed 
$1332 during the current college year to 
13 different charities and to a fund to 
bring a foreign student to Indiana State 
Teachers College next year. Of the total 
amount $832 has been allocated or given 
to the American Red Cross, Tuberculosis 
Society, the Crippled Children Society, 
Polio, Heart Fund, Cancer Fund, World 
Student Service Fund, Lions Health 



Camp, Indiana Community Chest, Indiana 
Hospital, Salvation Army, Crusade for 
Freedom and Cerebral Palsy Fund. 

In addition $500 has been set aside for 
the foreign student to come to Indiana 
State Teachers College from a foreign 
country for the 1953-54 college year. 



Indiana County's Sesqui-centennial 
which will be in the forefront of the 
public eye during this summer will be 
the theme for the 1953 Homecoming 
Parade, October 3 at the State Teachers 
College, Indiana, Pennsylvania. 

The theme "Sesqui-centennial" will 
give the participating college organiza- 
tions a broad field for their choice of 
floats, said Dr. Paul A. Risheberger, fac- 
ulty chairman of the Homecoming Pa- 
rade committee. 



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Alumni Activities In the 
Nation's Capital 



Members of the District of Columbia 
Alumni Association held a most success- 
ful dinner meeting on Monday evening. 
May 11, 1953 at the Fairfax Hotel, Wash- 
ington, D. C. The three-fold purpose 
was to observe the 10th anniversary of 
its organization on May 16, 1943, to 
raise the funds necessary to finance its 
special project for the benefit of the Col- 
lege, and to aid the General Alumni As- 
sociation's Membership Committee by 
helping to bring more Indiana alumni 
into the General Alumni Association 
through membership in the District of 
Columbia Association. 

Mrs. Margaret McComb Anderson, vice 
president, told of the founding of the 
Club and presented a beautifully decor- 
ated birthday cake which was shared by 
the members and their guests. The 
charter members present were Mrs. An- 
derson, Dorothy A. Ramale, Mrs. Marie 
Kress Gardner, and M. Vashti Burr 
Whittington, the president. 

Lois Gorton, chairman of the program 
committee, presented a most interesting 
musical program for the occasion. In 
bringing greetings from the All Pennsyl- 
vania College Alumni Association, the 
new President, John J. McGinty (Penn- 
sylvania State), called attention to the 
fact that the Indiana Club had sponsored 
the founding of the APCAA and spoke 
of the importance already attained by the 



APCAA in the national capital. Twelve 
representatives of the eight other State 
Teachers Colleges which have alumni in 
the D.C. area attended the dinner as did 
the president of the Bucknell Alumni 
Club, the president of the Pennsylvania 
State Club, and a representative of the 
Dickinson Club. 

Mrs. Goldie Stahl Walker, chairman, 
June Wilgus Reed, and Mrs. Ruth 
O'Donnell Hindman comprised the pro- 
jects committee in charge of arrange- 
ments. At the business meeting follow- 
ing the dinner and program, ten of the 
new members participated. It was de- 
cided unanimousely that members would 
support the recommendations of three 
committes for 1953-54, namely, the pro- 
gram, projects, and membership. Mem- 
bers of the executive committee were re- 
elected except two new members-at-large: 
lois Gorton (38) and June Wilgus Reed 
(4l). Marie Kress Gardner (16) will 
assist the Secretary, Laura Gienger (40). 

To aid the membership committee of 
the General Alumni Association, a mem- 
bership committee was established, with 
Dorothy A. Ramale, chairman, to canvass 
all alumni in the District of Columbia, 
Virginia, and Maryland, soliciting mem- 
bership in the D.C. Club and agreeing 
that the Club will endeavor to make cer- 
tain that all alumni paying dues shall 
receive the issues of the Bulletin by pro- 



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■viding correct addresses. 



Tliirty-five Indiana alumni (four from 
Philadelphia, three from the College, and 
one from the McKeesport L^nit) and 14 
guests attended the Fifth Anniversary and 
Citation Luncheon of the All Pennsyl- 
vania College Alumni Association on 
February 7 at the Shoreham Hotel, Wash- 
ington, D. C. Indiana maintained, even 
with such a large attendance, only by a 
slim margin its record for the greatest 
number attending APCAA meetings. 

Hosts for the five Indiana tables were: 
Hon, Paul C. Cunningham, Mrs. Nora 
Hay McKirdy, Mrs. C. C. Anderson, Lois 
Gorton, and Mrs. Guy W. Gienger. Dr. 
M. Vashti Burr Whittington, president 
of APCAA and the Indiana Club, pre- 
sided at the luncheon. Greetings were 
received from Reverend Francis X. N. 
McGuire (Villanova), President of the 
Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and 
I'niversities, and from Dr. Carl E. Seifert 
(Pennsylvania), Deputy Superintendent 
of Public Instruction for Institutions of 
Higher Learning. 

In accepting the 1953 APCAA Citation, 
Dr. Felix Morley (Haverford) spoke 
highly of the effectiveness of the APCAA, 
as follows: 



"This organization is doing a great 
deal in the field of integration. What 
you arc doing is something a little more 
than cooperation. You are doing some- 
thing which the men who founded this 
Republic did in a majestic way. You are 
solving the problem of federalism — the 
most difficult problem ever put before a 
people. 

"What is the great problem? It is to 
retain and preserve the values that lie 
in the individuals and the individual org- 
anizations, while giving those spiritual 
qualifications the strength of human co- 
operation. That was the problem that 
was solved in this country. When you 
preserve the spiritual quality of these in- 
stitutions — most of which were religious 
in origin — by achieving cooperation be- 
tween institutions which puts to some 
extent the facilities of one at the service 
of all, you strengthen without losing, — 
very much as we strengthen without los- 
ing the ability of the individual to con- 
tribute to society that which he has it in 
him to contribute. 

"It is very significant that you are 
meeting in Washington in an essentially 
federal undertaking. We are apt to for- 
get how difficult it is, once you have 
centered power, to bring it back to the 
grass roots of the country. 



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Personal Items About Graduates 



Editor's Note: The following editorial 
appeared in the Tarentum Valley Daily 
News, Tuesday, May 26, 1953. Descrip- 
tive of Dr. Clara E. Cockerille, ISTC 
class of 1924, the editorial reflects the 
growing tendency on the part of re- 
sponsible journalists to give recognition 
to the important constructive role edu- 
cators play in all communities. We con- 
gratulate both Dr. Cockerille and George 
D. Stuart, editor of the Daily News and 
a friend of education. 

Armstrong County citizens, could they 
have been present, would have been very 
proud of their assistant superintendent of 
schools. Dr. Clara E. Cockerille, when 
she addressed a dinner meeting of Penn- 
sylvania Press Conference in State Col- 
lege the other evening. 

And they would have been pleased as 
they observed the enthusiastic response 
of her audience, composed of newspaper 
editors and reporters, a group that is 
usually rather difficult to move. 

Dr. Cockerille pulled no punches as 
she launched into an enlightening and 
scholarly discussion of the failures, needs 
and achivements of the modern school 
system. And, she took occasion to point 
out ways in which parents and the people 
at large are not meeting their obligations 
to public education. 

The address was one that should be 
heard by every parent, every American. 
It gave those who have been out of 
school for a score of years, or even less 
the realization that the schools have 
changed along with every other aspect 
of living and that they may, possibly, be 
doing a far better job than some of their 
critics believe. 

It was a splendid address, a reflection 
of Dr. Cockerille's outstanding ability as 



a school executive. Armstrong County is 
fortunate indeed to have her at its assist- 
ant superintendent. The only regret is 
that there are not in our schools more 
leaders possessed of understanding and 
breadth of vision such as she possesses. 



Mrs. Isabel E. James McCune, 1924, 
received her Bachelor of Science Degree 
from the University of Pittsburgh on 
January 30, 1953, and is now teaching 
at the Winchester Thurston School in 
Pittsburgh. She writes that her son is a 
senior in the School of Theology at 
Boston L^niversity, and that her daughter 
will enter Westminster College in Sep- 
tember, 1953. 



Mr. and Mrs. William J. Weiss (Sara 
O. Lundquist, class of 1949), have moved 
to Cleveland, Ohio, following Mr. Weiss' 
tour of duty in the Service. They have 
a daughter, Patricia Dianne, born March 
15, 1952. 



Mr. and Mrs. Michael R. Mudre (Pearl 
Zorena, class of 1935), a boy, John 
Michael, born February 12, 1953. 



Mr. and Mrs. Herbert C. Smith (Mary 
E. Feitt, class of 1940), a daughter, Vir- 
ginia Sue, born August 8, 1952. Paul and 
Bobby are the boys of the family. 

Alumni News Bulletin 

General Alumni Association 

State Teachers College 

Indiana, Pennsylvania 

June, 1953 

Editor Arthur F. Nicholson 

Associate Editor Mary Farabaugh 

Executive Secretary Mary L. Esch 

President Ethel L. Waddell 



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